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...In the United States, South African jazz horn player Hugh Masekela is best known for his hit single “Grazing in the Grass,” though in his home country his music came to be identified with the struggle against the apartheid system. Born...
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...The vocal group Mahotella Queens evolved from a studio project for the Gallo Record Company to become one of the most popular female groups in South Africa. The group originated in Johannesburg in 1964. when Rupert Bopape organized...

Soweto

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 866,995 (2001) Soweto (an acronym for Southwestern Townships) is a sprawling urban complex situated approximately 11 miles (18 km) southwest of the Johannesburg city center. Established in 1955...

Durban

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population (including the greater Durban-Pine-town-Inanda metropolitan area): 2,314,000 (2000) Founded by European settlers in 1824, Durban is the largest city in the Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa, and one of the world...

Johannesburg

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 4,247,000 (1998); metropolitan – 5,600,000 (1998)Johannesburg is the largest urban conurbation in the Republic of South Africa. The city is situated about 375 miles (600 km) northwest of the port of Durban on the Indian...

South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 42,768,678 (2003) The Republic of South Africa, the southernmost country in Africa, has a land area of 460,000 sq miles (1,221,040 sq km). Its population is 76 percent black, 13 percent white, 3 percent Asian and 8...